Chieko Michel passed away quietly at her home in Chesterton, Ind., on
Monday, July 1, 2013.
Chieko was born on January 25, 1933, in Tokyo, Japan, to Chvdzoh and Kin (Jsiv)
Shina. She was the eldest of eight siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Andrew A. Michel Jr. of
Chesterton; son, Charles A. Michel and daughter-in-law Michelle A. Michel of
Cicero, Ind.; and grandson, Nathan Lee Michel, of Valparaiso, Ind.
Chieko was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time
with her family. She was also very active in the Tenrikyo Church.
Funeral services will be held at Graceland Cemetery, 1505 East Morthland
Dr., Valparaiso, Ind., at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. Services will be
officiated by Pastor Bob Kimura.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., 46304.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Porter County Hospice
Center for their support in her final days. Memorial donations may be made
to the American Cancer Society,